Pioneer, BMW, Others Infringe Voice Control IP: Suit

Law360, New York (June 1, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT) -- Patent-holding company Stragent LLC filed a suit in Texas federal court Tuesday accusing Pioneer Corp. and several automakers, including Chrysler Group LLC and BMW of North America LLC, of infringing a patent related to voice control for a media player.

The suit, brought by Stragent and co-plaintiff SeeSaw Foundation, targets more than 20 defendants in all, including Audi AG, Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Porsche Cars North America Inc., Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Mercedes-Benz USA LLC and Toyota Motor Corp. The patent-in-suit, owned by SeeSaw and licensed...
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